Date: Sat, 14 Oct 1995 18:17:28 -0400

From: Heilan Yvette Grimes HEP2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Cook stove

Leonard Schiefer wrote:

Can anyone give me insight on the term "cook stove"? My wife works as

an interviewer for the U.S. Census Bureau and this term appears in

questionnaires. She asks people if they "have a stove"; she thinks

"cook" is redundant.

Cook in cook stove is not meant to be redundant, but rather explanatory. A

cook stove is different than a regular stove. Most people think of a regular

stove as having burners and an oven. A cook stove is usually a few tabletop

burners and no oven.